D is for Dragons and I could use a number of Aymon scenes (my dragon in the Daughter of Ravenswood Series – he’s the size of a large horse, silvery grey in colour and with a gentle face) … but in this post I am just revisiting my favorite well known dragon quotes 🙂
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
Dilbert by Scott Adams
Come not between the dragon and his wrath.
Shakespeare, King Lear
Never tickle a sleeping dragon
Hogwarts’ school motto, the Harry Potter series
When asked why that dragon motto, J K Rowling answered: Lots of schools have pointless mottos like ‘reach for the stars’ or ‘persevere and endure’; I wanted something useful.
If you don’t believe in dragons,
It is curiously true
That the dragons you disparage
Choose to not believe in you.
It’s hard to stop Muggles from noticing us if we’re keeping dragons in the back garden – anyway, you can’t tame dragons, it’s dangerous.
Ron Weasley, Harry Potter series
If you ignore the dragon, it will eat you. If you try to confront the dragon it will overpower you. If you ride the dragon, you will take advantage of its might and power.
A Chinese Proverb
I’m going to finish with a quote that I’d always seen attributed to Tolkien:
Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.
It’s actually a line from Simple Abundance a book by Sarah Ban Breathnach about living your life with dragons (doubt and fear) and using love and light to slay them. (source: The Tolkeinist)
I’m not in favor of slaying real dragons! But I kind of like the original meaning as well as the one incorrectly attributed to Tolkein 🙂